Bitterness can enter the heart like a slow-moving venom. It usually enters through the mind with a simple thought: that wasn’t fair to me. It causes rumination. It causes negative thinking. It causes us to start thinking of ways to “make it right” through revenge.

They might be fantasies, never acted upon, but the effect is real.

Some people get the bitterness venom because they suffered abuse. Some people get it by the simple everyday inconveniences of life, such as losing a parking spot.

But no matter why the bitterness comes, like a venom, it needs an antidote.

The antidote is this: give it to God.

cast your cares…

When you start feeling the sting of that venom, stop and pray. Here’s the best part: you don’t need to ask God for help dealing with it, He can deal with all of it for you!

Give it to God.

Say, “God, I don’t need this bitterness. I don’t need to carry its weight throughout my day. I need You to carry my burden, because I can’t. Please trade me bitterness for forgiveness, and anger for peace. Take this venom and supply the antidote that I need. I give my bitterness to You. Amen.”

Let it go (don’t keep it!) and feel yourself become lighter and freer. Feel yourself become calm. Enjoy the peace that God provides 😊

Take care and God bless,

✿ Panda Mom Life ✿

Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 55:22 NIV

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  1. Bitterness really is an awesome venom and unlike real venom, it unfortunately is not an instant death but a slow and subtle one. I agree that it’s best that one doesn’t hold it inside them and to also give it to God or whichever they believe in. A great message to start the week!

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  2. Bitterness is an autoimmune disease. In addition to giving it to God, I’ve discovered that gratitude, leading to joy, is a powerful and effective antidote – for bitterness and many other struggles!

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  3. You don’t need to ask God for help dealing with it, he can deal with it all for you. Powerful. Simply place it in His presence and walk away. Don’t carry the weight of the burden and don’t take matters into your own hands. Thanks for sharing.

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